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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Recover Any Veeam Backup to Cloud Using Veeam Backup and Replication v9.5

In our previous post, we have walk though on using Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure. You can check previous post from here. You can deploy Veeam Direct Restore Virtual Appliance from Azure MarketPlace.

Upcoming on Veeam Backup and Replication ver9.5, you can directly restore any veeam backup to Microsoft Azure by using VBR UI. With this feature, you able to use Microsoft Azure as test environment.

Here is a comparison about current direct restore vs ver9.5

You can use

  • Veeam Endpoint Backup
  • Veeam Backup Free Edition
  • Veeam Backup and Replication ver9.5

to restore backup to Microsoft Azure.

Before we proceed, please take note this blog post is early and some functionality may changed or modified on the GA release.

This round we have tested this features on test environment

  • Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 beta 1
  • VM running Windows Server 2008 R2
  • VM running Centos
  • Internet bandwidth (download/upload) - 30 Mbps/ 10 Mbps


  • UI screenshot may different when product GA
  • Test result may different depend on Internet bandwidth
Let walk-through 

Start by integrate Veeam with Microsoft Azure and select Deployment model. Download your subscription profile and link it. You have an option to deploy Linux based appliance on Azure for recover Linux workload. This appliance remain power off and will boot up when restore linux VM to Azure. No appliance is require to recover Windows VM

Configure backup job to backup virtual machine. By referring to below screenshot, you able to see 
Data size -110GB. Using patented technology, Bitlooker it able to reduce backup data size by excluding empty deleted block. Therefore the backup data size is 14GB (with built-in deduplication & compression features available on Veeam)

Note:- Compression & deduplication is varies depend on VM

Before we start to restore, you need to configure Azure Storage & Azure Network. Once done, let start to restore. No site to site VPN (S2S) is require.

On deployment model, you can deploy to Resource Manager (new portal) or Classic (old portal)

Select VM size, Azure Network, Azure Storage and Resource Group

You can exclude disk as well

Final result in our test environment:-
  • Windows VM (9.2GB) recover to cloud within 2+ hour
  • Linux VM (2.6GB) recover to cloud within 38 minutes
Note:- Do take note, this result is varies depend on Internet bandwidth

We notice Linux appliance stopped automatically (deallocated after Linux VM conversion)

That's all for today, hope you have a clear idea on how to recover veeam backup to Cloud using Veeam Backup & Replication ver9.5